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North West Pacific Islands

15th March 1915

see Guinea disambiguation

Australian Administration 2

NWPI Sc1
NWPI SG65
  Sc1 SG74 Sc11 SG65 xxx

Description Date Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Stamps of Australia overprinted
2 pence grey 1915 1 73      
other values 2½d to £1 1915-16 2-10 74-85      

This is a complex set of overprints with four slightly different dies in use. Scott [1] starts with a perf 12 set (Sc 1-10). In Gibbons [2] this is the second set (SG73-85). Gibbons first set (SG65-85) is perf 14¼x14 and the Scott equivalent is Sc11-22.

These stamps were used in the previously German territories of Nauru and German New Guinea after Australian troops had captured them in WW1. See Guinea disambiguation.

Sources: ScS [1], SGP1 [2].

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